World War I memorial found in overgrown lot

ABOVE: A memorial stone, which was dedicated by the American War Mothers in 1929, has been found in a wooded lot off Country Club Drive.

ABOVE: A memorial stone, which was dedicated by the American War Mothers in 1929, has been found in a wooded lot off Country Club Drive.

A memorial stone dedicated to the service of American service members during World War I has been found lying in a vacant and overgrown lot in Jefferson City.

“Last year, my son-in-law spotted the stone and brought me over to show it to me,” said Pat Schell, a lifelong Jefferson City resident and daughter of a World War I veteran.

Schell contacted the state department of the VFW with information on the find, who then referred her to the Silver Star Families of America.

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